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Trump:The American Years

My dream wedding was going to be in the fall(it ended up being in May).

Every young lady dreams of her gown. (1970 Vintage)

from the simple

to the more elegant.

It was going to be one or the other (it ended up being neither).Yes,we picked out those gowns.I still can’t find my favorite;the Vintage gown(1968?) based on the movie Romeo and Juliette.
I thought 6 children would be fantastic(one was).
The first serious boyfriend came back from VietNam and had plans to start a farm.Nothing against farms,but I didn’t envision that life.The 2nd serious boyfriend was a Marine,again a VietNam vet. I was still young and had too many doubts.
Wouldn’t you know I married late in life.It wasn’t exactly the plan.The hope was to meet someone who’d be great to be with every single day-marriage is a very long time- and would make a great father to boot.I…

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stirring thoughts

The Lonely Author


stirring thoughts


Two sugars in my coffee
My spoon begins to churn
My mind becomes all milky
Over a girl I haven’t met

Sweetened thoughts of her
Swirl in my caffeine head
As if they were blended
By the lazy ceiling fan

Sinking into the whirlpool
Notions spiral out of control
The fan continues stirring thoughts
While my coffee is getting cold


In all honestly, this poem should be labeled as a collaboration because in her poem entitled “no one’s world” my dear friend G. of Short Prose -Fiction ended her wonderful piece with the line “and your coffee’s getting cold.”

Please, take a moment to read her powerful poem that inspired my write; and see how she used contrasting lines in her finale as a delicious exclamation point.

no one’s world.

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Luna de sangre, Mediterránea, Dorothy Gray


Los ciudadanos de varias ciudades del mundo alteraron sus rutinas sin distinción de razas ni religiones, porque el pasado 27 de julio un fenómeno astronómico singular se produjo como consecuencia del eclipse lunar más largo del año: el satélite de la Tierra se tornó rojizo, dando lugar a la denominada luna de sangre.

Cuando la luna se encuentra en su fase plena y se desplaza por la sombra de la Tierra donde reinan la oscuridad o penumbra, y el azul y verde de nuestro planeta se ven relegados por el resplandor rojizo producido por el sol, circunstancia que no resulta frecuente porque la órbita satelital se encuentra inclinada, se produce un eclipse lunar que da lugar a la luna de sangre. A diferencia de lo que sucede con los eclipses solares que sólo son visibles desde algunos lugares de nuestro planeta, en el caso del eclipse de luna…

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Later in the dark

House of Heart

At the wharf I sit on the damp wall and  sip my drink,  let  my mind slip  into the giant salamander of sea. The moon is a  glistening slice of neon,  her whisper carries on the wind, “moon child I love you too”.   Sinking further in I watch a  velvet Osprey swoop  my reflection up from the silver waves where the sighs of lovers are lost in a monsoon.  Old images flicker across my frontal lobe as I liberate sip by sip. That man with the golden veins doesn’t interest me anymore.  Maybe later when  my pearl skinned body breaks the surface I’ll bring him back again.

art by Steve Hanks

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